The fifth edition of Standards for Perioperative Autologous Blood Collection and Administration contains requirements that address perioperative collection and preparation of red cell and non-red-cell components. It includes 27 new standards and additional edited standards. Its goal is to maintain and enhance the quality and safety of perioperative autologous blood collection and administration and to provide a basis for the Accreditation Program of the AABB.
The Guidance for Standards for Perioperative Autologous Blood Collection and Administration accompanies Perioperative Standards as a CD-ROM, providing practical recommendations on how to meet the requirements of the standards.
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